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  • Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy


  • Bachelor of Arts, Queens University, 1997
  • Master of Arts, Queens University, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 2003


Kate Thomson-Jones has research interests in aesthetics, philosophy of film, and value theory. With the support of an ACLS Fellowship, she is currently working on a book about the digital arts. She has published articles on ethical art criticism, imagination, formalism, film narration, and empathy in film. She is the author of Aesthetics and Film (2008) and co-editor of New Waves in Aesthetics (2008).

Kate teaches philosophy of art, philosophy of film, philosophy of music, ethics, and value theory. Before coming to Oberlin, she taught moral and political philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.